Singapore Certificate of Identity

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Singaporean Certificate of Identity
Issued by  Singapore
Type of document Travel document
Purpose International travel document
Eligibility requirements Singaporean permanent residents who are stateless
Expiration 5 years

The Singaporean Certificate of Identity is an international travel document issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority to Singaporean permanent residents who are stateless.


A holder of a Certificate of Identity can enter Germany and Hungary visa-free for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period.[1] In the case of Germany, for holders of a COI to enter visa-free, their travel document must be endorsed and issued under the terms of the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of 28 September 1954. However, as Singapore is not a signatory to the 1954 Stateless Persons Convention, in practice the visa exemption to Germany does not apply to any holder of the COI. However, COI holders can nonetheless qualify for a visa exemption to Hungary since the Hungarian government does not require their travel document to be issued under the terms of the 1954 Stateless Persons Convention.


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